JDK-8032657 : Memory Leak With Default Java Plug-In Of Java SE 6 When Javascript Is Involved
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u71
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-01-24
  • Updated: 2015-02-27
  • Resolved: 2014-02-18
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A memory leak is being observed when using Java SE 6 default Java plug-in.
The Java applet makes use of a lot of JavaScript code.

Issue Clarification
This is a production type problem.
The behaviour is strictly reproducible.
The process size of Firefox browsers is growing and growing.

The problem can be reproduce with the following Java applet:


(1) A memory leak can be measured when using Java Plug-in 1.6.0_71
on JRE 1.6.0_71.
(2) No such memory leak can be observed when using Java Plug-in

This problem was fixed by JDK-6971191 in JDK 7. It is necessary to backport these changes to JDK 6.